This course will explore some of the great stories and archetypes which exist in the ancient Greco-Roman mythologies. In pre-literate and
semi-literate cultures, mythologies and religious systems were commonly passed on in oral traditions such as storytelling as well as illustrated in painting, dance, sculpture, and more recently in film. This course will explore several storied representations of the gods and goddesses that come to us from the ancient Greco-Roman civilizations. Cultural mythologies have long been a way of teaching the great lessons of any given society. What can we learn from these ancient stories? These topics will be the focus of the discussion in this course.